Knowing the size of a lawn is important when you are about to sow or oversee it. The size helps to decide how much grass you will need for the project.
Most lawn owners who want to customize or improve their lawn often ask; how do I measure my lawn? Here, we have the steps to do it based on the same, so you get an accurate measurement.
The Way to Measure a Square or Rectangle Lawn
Measuring a square and rectangle lawn is similar. You only have to calculate the length of the lawn by its width. In the case of a square lawn, the size between the length and width is the same. For example, the lawn length is 5 meters whereas the width is 5 meters.
It means the total of the lawn is 5 meters x 5 meters = 25 meters2. It is the same case if you have a rectangle lawn. Say the height of the lawn is 10 meters whereas the width is 5 meters. It means the total of your lawn is 5 meters x 10 meters = 50 meters2.
The Way to Measure a Circular Lawn
So, how do I measure my lawn if it is a circular lawn? Indeed, the way to measure the total area is different from measuring a rectangular or square lawn. We should use the formula below to measure the lawn.
The total of a circle lawn = Radius x Radius X Pi (π)
Pi (π) = 3.142
For instance, you have a circular lawn with a diameter of 60 meters. All you have to do is decide the Radius first. The formula is included below.
Radius = Diameter ÷ 2
= 60 meters ÷2
= 30 meters2
It means the radius of your lawn is 30 meters2.
Now, use the formula to measure the total of the lawn above.
The total of a circle lawn = 30 meters x 30 meters x 3.142
= 900 x 3.142
= 2.287,8 meter2
That’s it! The total of your circle lawn is 2.287,8 meter2
The Way to Measure a Triangle Lawn
Even if you have a triangle lawn, you can still measure the total of the lawn. No matter the type of the triangle, whether it is an equilateral triangle, a right triangle, or an isosceles triangle, you only have to use the formula below to measure the total of the area.
Base x Height÷2
Say you have a lawn with a 25 meters base and 10 meters in height. Based on the formula, it means:
25 meters x 10 meters÷2 = 125 meters2
The Way to Measure a Curved Lawn
Don’t get confused! You can still measure your curved lawn. All you have to do is measure the longest and widest points and multiply them. Say the longest point of your lawn is 15 meters and the widest point is 20 meters. So, the total area of your lawn is:
15 meters x 20 meters = 300 meters2
Now, you don’t need to get confused anymore and keep asking, how do I measure my lawn? Even if you have an irregularly shaped lawn, you can measure it.
You only have to divide the lawn into specific shapes, such as a circle, square, or triangle. Measure them based on the formulas above and add them together to get the total lawn area.